Center for Applied Linguistics

July 2016


Spotlight on Fall CAL Institutes

Plan for your fall professional development. Browse the CAL Institute calendar and register today. Join CAL in Washington, DC or ask about services delivered at your location.

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CAL and WIDA Launch New Collaborative Symposium

Promoting Spanish Language Development for Emergent Bilinguals
Como Fomentar el Desarrollo del Español en Estudiantes Bilingües Emergentes

August 18 - 19, 2016 ♦ Madison, WI

Learn research-based practitioner strategies to develop the Spanish language skills of emergent bilinguals aligned with WIDA’s Spanish Language Development Standards and CAL’s proven Spanish instruction techniques.

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Upcoming Collaborative Workshops by CAL and Santillana USA

Dual Language Education Fundamentals
Featuring the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
September 28, 2016 ♦ Houston, TX
October 3, 2016 ♦ Los Angeles, CA
October 7, 2016 ♦ Weekawken, NJ

Learn the fundamentals of dual language education from experts in the field. Explore the research base and key components of dual language programming and instruction through the lens of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. Discover best practices and identify goals for developing or enhancing an effective DL program on your campus.

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Language and the Fulfillment of the Potential of All Americans

This white paper, commissioned by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and published by the Center for Applied Linguistics, addresses the overarching theme of how language is related to the ability of Americans to fulfill their potential as individuals and citizens.

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CAL Invited Lecture Series

Language Economics and Prestige Planning for Minority Languages in Postcolonial Settings
September 14, 2016: 3:30 – 5:00 pm ♦ Washington, DC

Dr. Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu, professor of linguistics at Howard University, will address language policy as it relates to promoting minoritized languages in educational settings.

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Upcoming Event

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference: Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers
American University (AU), Washington DC
Saturday, October 1, 2016: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

CAL is proud to co-sponsor this annual conference organized by the AU School of Education and AU TESOL Program. The conference will address a wide range of issues related to heritage language education in community-based schools. Keynote address by Dr. Kim Potowski.

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Featured Conferences
CAL is proud to be a sponsor of these upcoming fall conferences.

WIDA National Conference
October 12 – 15, 2016 ♦ Philadelphia, PA

La Cosecha 2016 – Annual Dual Language Conference
November 9 – 12, 2016 ♦ Santa Fe, NM

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2016 Annual Convention
November 18 – 20, 2016 ♦ Boston, MA

Visit our website to learn more about CAL staff presentations at each event.


TIRF Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts – Call for Nominations Open

TIRF, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, is accepting nominations for the James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts. A $500 prize will be awarded for an article or chapter published in English and dealing with some aspect of language policy or planning in educational contexts. The nomination deadline is September 1, 2016.

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CAL Self-Paced Online Course
Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction: Featuring the SIOP Model

This self-paced online course from CAL is designed to help teachers and administrators increase their knowledge of research-based sheltered instruction to support the language and content learning needs of English learners.

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Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development Manual for Sheltered Instruction

This professional development manual is designed to assist teacher educators, staff developers, and leaders at the school, district, and state levels as they prepare teachers of English learners to use the SIOP Model.

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